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Kenneth Tynan
(1927-1980) born on
Apr 02
English theatre critic. He wrote "Tynan Right and Left," 1967.
         
   
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A good drama critic is one who perceives what is happening in the theatre of his time. A great drama critic also perceives what is not happening.

R
A novel is a static thing that one moves through; a play is a dynamic thing that moves past one.
A
Pearl is a disease of oysters. Levant is a disease of Hollywood.
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Forty years ago he was Slightly in Peter Pan, and you might say that he has been wholly in Peter Pan ever since.
K
The sheer complexity of writing a play always had dazzled me. In an effort to understand it, I became a critic.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Tynan Right and Left, Foreword (1967).
R: Curtains."
A: On Oscar Levant, quoted in news summaries 31 Dec 84
N: Referring to Noel Coward. Curtains."
K: NY "Mirror," 6 Jun 63
   


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